External Trainings

Check back here often, as I will be putting information about external trainings up here.

If you know of a training you think other advocates would be interested in, let me know and I will post it here.


Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar Dates

Presented by: Dr. Schenike Massie-Lambert

QPR is a 2-hour presentation that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

April 22nd – 10am – 12pm

April 29th – 10am – 12pm

May 13th – 10am – 12pm

Gang Awareness Seminar – April 14th – 10:30am – 12pm

DSG Brennan Foley Gangs and Organized Crime Central Unit
Violent and Organized Crime Control Central Bureau

New Jersey State Police/Intelligence and Criminal Enterprise Section

Please join our virtual informational session as we learn about the growing challenge of youth engaging in activity that puts them at risk of involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.

Zoom link for the seminar

“Weeding Through the Facts”: Evidence-based Science of Cannabis  – April 15th – 11am – 12:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Lisa Marzilli, PharmD, CDOE, Clinical Pharmacist and National Speaker, Addiction Medicine, Ammon’s Director of Applied Clinical Research and Education

Click here to register in advance

Stop Making That Noise! A Discussion of Misophonia – April 22 – 3pm

Facilitated by Marla Deibler, PsyD.

Misophonia is characterized by a sensitivity to specific sounds that elicit physical and emotional distress (e.g., a sudden feeling of disgust at the sound of someone chewing; an overwhelming feeling of anger triggered by the sound of a pen repeatedly clicking). This intense reactivity may lead to avoidance behaviors and other negative impacts on daily functioning. Although the examination of misophonia is an emerging field, recent studies suggest that it may be more common in individuals with OCD and Tourette’s Disorder and that these disorders may share a heightened sensory over-responsivity and underlying neural pathology. This discussion will examine what is known (and not known) about misophonia to date and explore current treatment options to increase distress tolerance, reduce avoidance behaviors, and improve daily functioning.

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Hiding in Plain Sight – Working Together to Prevent Youth Suicide – April 29th – 8:30am

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Law and Disability Conference – May 5th – 9:30am – 1pm

Please join us for this FREE half-day event focusing on current legal issues relevant to New Jerseyans with disabilities. This popular and informative forum is open to the public, including people with disabilities, family members, caregivers, service professionals and advocates.
The Conference will feature a plenary session and three concurrent breakout sessions.
For more information about the program Agenda and the speakers, please click below.
The Zoom links to all sessions will be provided one week before the event.
If you have any questions, contact Mary Jean Barnes at mjbarnes@njsbf.org
We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Check out this Webinar on Advancing Equity with the Family First Act presented by the Annie E Casey Foundation

The 60-minute session, hosted by the Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations, includes discussion about:

  • How to ensure that all children and families can benefit from Family First program selections, despite a dearth of evidence-based programs focused on families of color.
  • Ways state and local agencies have engaged families and communities in designing a continuum of care that addresses the needs of young people of color and LGBTQ youth.
  • How to cultivate community support for programs that prevent the need for foster care or help kids grow up in families while in foster care.

Click here to access the webinar